Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a festival that commemorates the birth of the revered Hindu god Ganesha – the harbinger of new beginnings and the remover of all evils.
The festival of ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ was celebrated with fervour and religious spirit this year at KJ SIMSR on 13th September 2018. ‘Sthapana’ marked the prelude to ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ celebrations in the campus. Lord Ganesha’s idol was welcomed to the college by devotional songs and dance performances to the melodious beats of drums. The idol was installed with great enthusiasm abiding the Hindu rituals. There is a belief in Hindu mythology that Ganesha’s arrival at one’s doorstep brings loads of wisdom, prosperity and happiness to one’s household and abolishes the problems and obstacles faced by that household.
Annually, various group of students design the pandal and decorate it with flowers and lights to make it look attractive. Faculties, staff members and students of foreign exchange program also participate in this festival. Student perform the evening aarti and also organize games such as tambola post aarti. This festival brings all the students together and helps to lighten the mood amidst the hullabaloo of MBA life.
Although the Ganpati visarjan brings a sombre mood to the college, it provides an opportunity for everyone to say ‘Pudchya Warshi Lawkar Yaa’
By Shreya Shah